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March 9th, 2012

Wilson Street to be closed Saturday for electrical line upgrades

March 9, 2012

Wilson Street will be closed for upgrading of electrical lines on Saturday, March 10, said Jesse Shuffield, Senior Designer with Xcel Energy. The street from Main to Florida will be barricaded between 7 a.m. and noon on that day, he explained.
“It’s an upgrade project,” he said. “We’ll be rebuilding and upgrading our electrical facilities in that area.”
Barricades will be placed on Main and Florida as well as at other street entrances.

Traffic stop results in two arrests

March 9, 2012

A traffic stop by officers from the Borger Police Department resulted in two arrests on Monday.
On Monday, March 5, 2012, a traffic stop was conducted by Borger police officers in the 200 block of West Tenth Street, according to Lt. Anthony Griffin of the BPD.
During the traffic stop, due to actions of the occupants, officers developed probable cause to investigate further into the stop.
Lt. Griffin said that upon further investigation, two suspects were placed under arrest for possession of a controlled substance (methamphetamines).

Kuykendall receives 45-year sentence

March 9, 2012

Alan Ray Kuykendall has been sentenced for his wife’s murder.
According to Dumas District Attorney David Green, Alan Ray Kuykendall, 47, entered a plea of guilty to the murder of his wife, Amie Kuykendall on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 in the 69th District Court of Moore County.
On January 14, 2012, Kuykendall was arrested and charged with his wife’s murder.

March 8th

Murder mystery fundraiser to take place at LMAWM

March 8, 2012

Who doesn’t love a Murder Mystery Fundraiser?
Lake Meredith Aquatic and Wildlife Museum is preparing for its Third Annual Murder Mystery Fundraiser, set for Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 7-8:30 p.m., under the water tower at the museum in Fritch. Tickets for the event are a $6 donation per person and participants will get their name put into a drawing to win an original work by local artist Rita Sanderson.
Museum director Emily West says the event has been successful for the past two years.

BISD board to evaluate professional staff

March 8, 2012

The Borger ISD board will be conducting evaluations of professional staff during its upcoming regular meeting.
The meeting will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 8, 2012, in the board room of the Borger ISD Administration Building, 200 East Ninth.
After doing evaluations of professional staff, the board will consider the superintendent’s recommendations regarding the employment of teachers and other non-administrative staff. The board will also act on resignations and review the current list of substitutes.

Commissioner candidates share platforms at forum

March 8, 2012

The candidates for Hutchinson County Commissioner, Precinct Three, shared their platforms during the candidates forum held by the Hutchinson County Republican Women Tuesday evening.
Nathan Sargent was the first candidate to speak to the audience. He said he is a farmer that lives west of Stinnett and his wife is from the Pringle area.

Borger EDC backs Provenance Consulting expansion

March 8, 2012

On Tuesday afternoon, the Borger Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors approved to provide Provenance Consulting a grant worth $165,000 which will be used to help create 10 new jobs by December 31, 2014.

March 7th

Spearman man killed in Tuesday wreck

March 7, 2012

A 21-year-old student was killed Tuesday after his car was struck by a semi-truck.
According to Trooper Gabriel Medrano, at 10:47 a.m. Tuesday, Antonio Hernandez of Spearman, who was driving a 1992 Toyota Camry, was heading south on Highway 136, three minutes south of Stinnett.
He drove on the right shoulder, then overcorrected to the left, putting him in the oncoming traffic lane where he collided with Jackie Lynn Walker, driver of a 2006 Freight-liner hauling a semi-trailer, heading north.

Council approves bid for water wells

March 7, 2012

With the drought in the Hutchinson County area seeing no end anytime soon, the City of Borger is doing its part to provide much-needed water for citizens and businesses.
During its regular meeting Tuesday, the Borger City Council approved action on a bid for two new water wells in the amount of $999,903. The bid was awarded to Hydro Resources Mid Continent, Inc.

March 6th

Local agencies fight fire near Westlawn Cemetery

March 6, 2012

Three separate fires broke out Tuesday along Highway 136 near Westlawn Cemetery.
Around 2:45 p.m., three fires created huge chaos. Immediately Mutual aid was called. Working the fires were Borger, Fritch, Hutchinson County, Big Creek, National Park Service, Skellytown, Stinnett, and Crutch Ranch Fire Departments. Also on the scene was Red Cross, Sheriffs Department, DPS, and the Fritch and Borger Police Departments.
Hutchinson County Fire Marshal Danny Richards said, “The winds were increasing and with the humidity levels so low, the fire became an extreme danger.”

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